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GAME ABOUT GRANDPARENTS – ELECTRIC ROBIN BRINGS NEW ESPORTS SERIES TO CBBC IN AUGUST

CBBC Game About Grandparents, is a gaming competition series like no other. Produced by Electric Robin [part of Banijay group], young players and their grandparents will step into each other’s lives like never before. The first episode airs today Monday 15e August at 9.15am on CBBC and BBC iPlayer.

Girls and boys who dream of playing an esports tournament are about to get their chance BUT there’s a catch, they won’t be playing themselves, they’ll be training their newbie grandparents to participate!

And while their grandparents are busy working out, the kids have to take on their roles around the house, from washing the dishes to walking the dog to entertaining grandma’s friends for the afternoon. – what could go wrong? !

Throughout the series, we see 18 groups of teams compete to be named Game on Grandparents champions. They rival some of the biggest gaming titles in the world, including Minecraft, Just Dance, Wii Ski, Mario Golf, Mario Kart, Wipeout, Gran Turismo, Super Smash Bros, and Splatoon.

Along the way, they get a little help from world famous gaming celebrities including, Ali-A, Yammy, Sanna, Jelly, Blackpanthaa, Adam Savage, Vikkstar, Ruby Rube and more, which have a combined reach of over 85 million on YouTube alone.

Joining this star-studded team is the host of Game on Grandparents, Julia Hardyknown for the Top Gear Gaming Show and the BBC Sounds podcast, This Game Changed My Life, and esports royalty Miles Ross delivering energetic and thrilling commentary throughout.

Julia Hardy, host of Game on Grandparents, said: “It was such a pleasure to see all of our families spending time together and learning from each other, while creating a memory they will never forget. I mean, who would forget playing on an esports stage in front of a live studio audience, just like the pros?

Premiering on CBBC and BBC iPlayer on Monday the 15the August at 9:10 am every weekday morning for two weeks. All episodes will be available to watch again on BBC iPlayer.

Grand parents and The game, what’s not to like?